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in the days before the san bruno explosion, a pg&e spokesman told us this. >> we're researched phone records between september 1st and september 9th. we have no record of a call being made to report gas odor. >> leno said he doesn't believe pg&e and he has good reason. >> they're have a history of falsifying record when is it comes to the reporting of gas leaks. >> pg&e told us the same section of the gas line was deemed a high risk to fail and scheduled to be repaired in 2012. the day after the explosion, pg&e tested the section that runs through south san francisco and sound no leaks. mark tony heads the network that has been investigating for years and said san bruno is not the only high risk spot in the bay area. >> there other pipelines that are old, that have been identified as high risk for leaks and that are in the process of being replaced. >> reporter: documented filed with the puc show that the risk of failure of that section of this pipeline in south san francisco is "unacceptably high despite those repairs to that section of the pipeline." they are not scheduled to begin for two
a look at what used to be their neighborhood. >> fear, crying, laughter, shock. you have to laugh because -- >> denise shepherd's family lived on the block for 18 years. their house is gone. >> look, our house is gone, but not the hearth where we hung our christmas stockings. that gives us some peace, if you can call it that. >> pg&e admitted it took an hour and 47 minutes to shut the gas off after the rupture. they are looking into why. politicians want to know why gas pipelines, like the one in san bru bruno, went along the san andrees fault. >> he escaped in a car that is pliserred from the heat. he and his wife raised five kids in crestmoor. he wants to sift through the ashes. >> it courteous. map a couple diamonds laying in there somewhere of the. >> as he plapz to rebuild, he said offers of help are overwhelming. >> i get to a point where i realize how people are helping me. >> financial and emotional help so many people need. city, state and federal leaders here tonight urged everyone here to reach out for mental health services. representative jackie speer said p grkg&e will cover
in the east bay is about to open its doors again. >> i can use my phone, go to go. why gl >> why smartphones may not make for smarter students. . >>> quick way used to be an old school restaurant, popular in the '60s and '70s, now it has a bright future in the city. >> reporter: well, lisa, this quickway has been closed down for two years, a lot of history behind all the weeds and graffiti you see here. one man wants to bring it back to the original luster. >> a lot of history and memories, i think it would be great to revive it. >> reporter: that will happen sooner than later if gary rizzo has hiss way. he wants to bring old school east bay charm back to oakland. >> a lot of people say they used to go to the theater and come back. >> reporter: making a comeback in the tough financial times seems unlikely. rebecca kaplan said certain parts of the economy are starting to turn around. but not enough. >> we have a high unemployment rate in oakland. we have to take serious steps, part of that is that we notice sectors that are growing. >> reporter: she said the food industry is growing. >> the
to use it first. >>> then living on high-risk pipelines. the other bay area neighborhoods built on them. and -- >>> it's basically playing russian roulette with the customers. >> how pipeline problems could happen again. one man said pg&e's records are proof that customers should be worried. >> while the loss of lives is i am measurable, there are new numbers tone on the structural damage from that deadly explosion in san bruno, more than $37 million in damage, more than 30 million in private properties, 6 million in structures and sidewalks. 30 homes were destroyed and another ten had substantial damage. >> exactly one week after their neighbor erupted to flames and sorrow, the heartbreaking process of saying their final gooz b goodbyes to those who didn't survive begins. as they mourn, an eternal watchdog group is digging up eternal proof that pg&e are operating on dangerous pipeline. jean looks at those claims. jean? >> an attorney who has been litigating against pg&e after equipment failures says the devastation here should not be so widespread. the ntsb issued this document in 1992
. the assistant curator at the aquarium of the bay in san francisco told us shark sightings are common in the bay area this time of year. in fact, the large seven-gill shark on display at the aquarium was caught last month near alcatraz. but he says shark attacks on humans are rare. >> obviously, there have been documented cases of shark attacks. but again, at the same time there are also statistics that will say you're more likely to be struck by lightning than you are to be, you know, bitten by a shark. >> reporter: experts also say many varieties of sharks visit the northern california coast. particularly between august and december. >> it's not uncommon for them to come into the bay, particularly right underneath the golden gate bridge into the mouth of the bay. they will come in there to feed off sea lions. >> reporter: and experts admit there have been more sightings of great white sharks this summer than usual. they say that should be a reminder to anyone who goes into the water this labor day weekend to be careful. live in pacifica tonight, monte francis, nbc bay area news. >> all right.
of san francisco. we're using such a amount of resources because this individual decides to climb up the outside of a building. >> reporter: skyscraper man claims that was not a publicity stunt. but his team did post a press release on his website. he says he has another event planned for 9/11. it's not in the bay area. but he won't say where or what exactly he has planned. what do you think? is he calling attention to a good cause? or is he a public nuisance? logon to our website and post your comments. >> interesting take on it. thank you, vicki. >>> after that drama unfolded, old glory got a first-class folding, as you can see. san francisco firefighters, properly folding that american flag that skyscraper man put on the millennium building before they took the flag away. >>> happening now, a huge western wildfire, the burning down homes in colorado. 1,000 moments are evacuated in the foothills west of denver. nobody's been hurt. but an unknown number of houses have burned down, including four of firefighters battling the blaze right now. the terrain is steep and rocky. >>> summer
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's brought us a lot closer. every time we have something that happens, it just makes us stronger with it. this is just one more thing that we can look back at and know that it's about or family. we're going to be okay. >> the american red cross has put the family up temporarily in a motel. neighbors are also pitching in trying to establish a fund at a local wells fargo branch. >>> happening also now, state of emergency in colorado declared. and this is why. a massive wildfire burning, building after building, showing in sign of slowing down. happening near boulder. flames have already destroyed 92 structures there tonight. and it's unclear how many of those are homes. we do know that more than 3,000 people were forced to evacuate the area. the fire doubling in size from this time last night, charring more than 7,000 acres of tinder-dry land. investigators know it started with a car and a propane tank monday. >>> a charge of gunning down a bay area cop. dozens of fremont police officers flooded to the courtroom today to see him get formally charged. the 20-year-old suspect faces ten felon
to report smelling gas. live team coverage tonight. >> first george joins us with elizabeth's tragic story. a mother killed and a daughter fighting to stay alive. george? >> reporter: cindy braun, her husband alan, and the sister are here at st. archbishandy arnold. they hope she will recover and return home soon. >> word spread quickly that one of their own was severely burned in last week's explosion in san bruno. >> when we found out our sandy was down there, this became a different story,. you know.kn i bebeingg affffected by it becau we're kind of close knit. >> sandy arnold was visiting her sister and mother, 81-year-old elizabeth torres. torres died. arnold, sher sisther sister cin brother arnold suffered third-degree burns over 60% of their bodies. >> when these things happen, you feel terrible, but you never think it will be somebody that you're so close to or that you know. >> sandy's husband was at his petaluma home and saw the news on tv and knew immediately that sandy was in the neighborhood. >> he had been trying to reach sandy on the cell phone, and he says, i can't get ahol
nguyen joins us to show up the first hundred-close ground video. to see it is just stunning. >> reporter: absolutely, jessica. jodi and the photographer were on the first crew on the ground. they had about 30 minutes to survey the scene firsthand. as jodi said, it's unlike she's ever seen in 20 years of reporting. >> as we walked down that street, it changed from a normal neighborhood to a nuclear zone. >> reporter: reporter jodi hernandez giving her account of what it looks like in this san bruno neighborhood 24 hours after the explosion that killed four people and injured 52 others. >> huge chunk of pipe. it was about 25 feet long. and 30 inches wide. it blew out of the ground and blasted at least 75 feet, landing right in the middle of the street. this huge piece of pipe. imagine the force that it took. and the people who lived right there, that crater is in their front yard. >> you're a reporter. in the other sense, you're a mother of two and you're a family and imagining what they all do, sit down for dinner. >> absolutely. i heard a story of a mom and a child that were killed in t
joining us, we've been on early because of the giants game. >> seven painful days. a week ago tonight, we were bringing horrible images of the san bruno explosion and the fire that followed. breath taking stories of survival and heartbreaking stores of loss. those victims were honored. mourners filled st. cecilia's church to remember the life and love shared by jacqueline and janessa greg. mom and daughter died together last thursday. nbc's diane joiner joins us from san francisco. it's so sad. >> absolutely, jessica. one thing overwhelming with the love and support from the greg family, st. cecala's church was standing room only for the rosary and wake tonight. >> our father. >> our father, hallowed be thy name. >> no matter what, we were always there and always will be there for one another. god, thank you for jackie. >> i saw her that morning. and you would never think that -- would you never think├▒r that that was going to be the last time you would ever see someone. >> you know, home is supposed to be the place where you're safe. so she was making -- probably making dinner. janessa h
, taking a break from touring, now he has been hit hard with a break-in. >> they hit us hard. i had four guitars stolen. i had both of our laptops, i had my grammy medal stolen. >> reporter: flynn earned a grammy nomination for his band machinehead for the 2007 release "the blackening." he believes whoever did this knew what was inside his home. one was a mini-guitar he gave to his eldest son. the other, the one he wrote songs and toured with back in '94. >> the other one was a washburn dime bolt that was given to me by the late dimebag darrell. this guitar was incredibly sentimental. we had one tip from the corner here, a green teal american-made pickup truck ta drove very slowly up around the corner, came back, drove very slowly. >> reporter: flynn is hoping that a tip and fingerprints taken from two remaining guitars leads to an arrest. he is offering a reward for each guitar. in fact, he is offering two rewards. $1,000 for the return of one of his guitars. $2,000 for the other. but he says, of course, to him his guitars are priceless. reporting live in martinez, i'm cheryl hurd, nbc
. monty francis is in san bruno with the story for us. monty? >> this lawsuit is seeking class action status, right now only one homeowner is listed on this lawsuit. his attorney tells us, he's been contacted by at least a dozen other people who live in this neighborhood. >> steve dare lives in this house in san bruno, about a mile from the explosion site. his home was not damaged, but he was among those evacuated in the fire's wake. he's suing pg&e in san mateo superior court. the lawsuit seeks to change the way pg&e is managing its $100 million victim's fund. >> in an escrow account. it will no longer be part of pg&e's ability to determine who gets money, instead, it will be something for the court to decide with transparency. >> the lawsuit names dare and others as plaintiffs. it accuses pg&e for the explosion that killed four people and destroyed nearly 40 homes on september 9th. >> our estimated damages are 300 million to 500 million, depending how you look at, and what damages you include in this, obviously, the personal injury claims of themselves with the deaths are multiple m
pipelines. monty francis is live in san bruno with more details for us. monty? >> reporter: jessica, some state lawmakers demanded pg&e turn over that list. we asked them for that list a week ago and today they put that request in writing. >> he is one of a handful of residents who lived near the explosion site in san bruno, who said he smelled gas in the days and weeks before the blast. he is incensed that pg&e are holding a list of the most as a rule -- vulnerable sites in the city. >> you don't have to live life like that. >> they asked pg&e to turn over the list as early as last friday but were told releasing the information would pose a threat to national security. >> i think the people and the residents have a right to know as to where these pipes are so they can make a conscious decision, should i live here? >> it'sly di ridiculous to say don't want to give out information because of terrorism? come on now. >> they're keeping the ninfoatiof oseho tf pest tha are conderedsihe most trisky. public documentsave already revealed four of e most os vulnerable pipelineli line 13he2, t one
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